Remember Me [Vc-19tet] – Sets
David Maslanka

Remember Me

for Violoncello and Nineteen Musicians
17 min.   •   
2013
   •   Grade 5
Transposed Full Score v2 + Set of Parts (from Score v2), Piano Reduction + Solo Part (from Score v2)
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Remember Me is not a concerto in the traditional sense, but a single-movement, free-flowing fantasia.

This composition was inspired by my reading of a “relatively minor” Holocaust event – the extermination of 5,000 Jews in a small town – in William L. Shirer’s Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. An eye-witness description of a Jewish family about to be slaughtered – mother, father, 10-year-old son, grandmother gently bouncing a year-old baby and making it smile – forcefully riveted my mind and heart. This music is for the baby – a single death, through which it is possible to begin to experience the massive horror of the totality.


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